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May 21, 2018 6:18 PM CST
|Hi! My boyfriend is big into gardening and I am big into herbology. However, there's this plant growing in his front and back yard. He says it has no smell at all, which I have to go by what he says because I don't have a sense of smell.
It had a squarer stem when it was younger but has sort of rounded out over the past few months. We don't know where it came from and we transplanted one into a pot just to get it out of the way so we could use that space. It transplanted fine. I chewed a leaf just now but can't tell if it tastes minty right now because I ate a mint leaf about 15 minutes ago. It's not hurting anything, and we're being patient with it, just leaving it alone to see if it blooms or what happens to it but don't want it around if it has no medical or edible purpose. It has changed a lot over the past couple months too! From having a pretty severe purple colored stem to now being only lightly tinted purple and the leaves originally looked like Vervain but now are a little bit more wrinkly and pronounced. Thank you so much for any help, this is my first post so let me know if I did anything wrong. Oh, and we live in Clarksville Tennessee, right at the Southern Kentucky boarder. Thanks!
May 21, 2018 6:32 PM CST
The only thing you have done wrong so far is to eat a plant that you had not yet identified. Hopefully, you are still alive to read this as most plants are toxic to some degree.
It looks a lot like Echinacea.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
May 21, 2018 6:33 PM CST
|Looks like a Heliopsis of some sort.|
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